Who wants to be a victim?
Terrorists have planned attacks in Oregon, Arizona, and the U.S. Territory of Guam. They have brought radioactive material into the United States. The first of three coordinated attacks occurs in Guam, with the detonation of a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” causing casualties and widespread contamination in a populous area. Within hours, similar attacks occur in Portland and Phoenix.
That’s the general gist of the ominously named National Planning Scenario 11 and it’s set to go down on October 15. But come next week, there won’t really be any deadly explosions rattling downtown because it’s all part of the largest anti-terror simulation in history TOPOFF 4. The simulation will involve more than 50 local, state and federal agencies, and five counties. More information about it can be found via the O and the state.
One interesting thing about this whole simulation is that they’re looking for around 2000 volunteers. With all of their careful training, there are still roles that just can’t be played by the men and women of law enforcement: victims and “concerned citizens”. So, if you’ve got the 16th or 17th free and want to see the inside of an ambulance or pester cops about the fates of your fictional loved ones, head on over to the volunteer site and fork over your info for background checkin’.